Having a website that is mobile responsive is now vital.
At RapidWebSites our responsive websites automatically adjust the images, text and user-interface to suit the size of the screen being used, a desktop computer with a large screen, a laptop with a medium size screen and then specifically designed interfaces to react with mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad.
Being mobile responsive will help your website compete for higher page rankings which will help your customer find you…plus it will make your website much easier to use regardless of what device is being used.
A website that resizes content and layout according to the size of the screen.
Responsive web design is becoming more and more important…mobile internet use now accounts for more than 50% of all internet traffic. This trend is so prevalent that Google has begun to boost the page ratings of sites that are mobile friendly.
What is a Domain Name?
Your website can not operate without a domain name, it is a word or group of words used to uniquely identify your website. Such as; www.yourdomainname.com
Your website legitimises your business, your blog, your brand. Domain names represent who you are, what you are offering, and where you are located. Domain names can include your company name, your brand, or your product. And, ultimately, they create a professional image.
Domain names come with hundreds of different extensions such as .com, .net, .org, .com.au and .co.uk. In most cases they represent the geographic location or country of the website that the domain name was registered, though it is now possible to have a what is known as top-level domains (TLD) that represents your business or event.
There are hundreds of extensions, it's all about choice.
RapidWebSites can help you find the perfect domain for your big idea.
Just a small sample of top-level domains (TLD); .accountant .build .cafe .dance .design .motorcycles .restaurant .wedding
HTTPS - Is your website secure?
All websites should be secure…that is a no brainer.
The websites RapidWebSites create use HTTPS protocols…at no extra cost!
This is when the little lock symbol appears in the web address bar, indicating you are on a secure website.
The main motivation for HTTPS is authentication of the visited website and protection of the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.
It used to be only available to high end corporate websites but today, all websites can and should use HTTPS to protect both yourself and the people who visit your website.
Historically, HTTPS connections were primarily used for payment transactions, e-mail and for sensitive transactions in corporate information systems.
HTTPS provides authentication of the website and associated web server with which one is communicating, it helps to protect against man-in-the-middle attacks. Additionally, it provides bidirectional encryption of communications between a client and server, which helps protect against eavesdropping and tampering with or forging the contents of the communication.
It means your sites internet connection is encrypted by a secure layer to help prevent against hacks, it provides a reasonable guarantee that you and your clients are communicating with precisely the website that they intended to communicate with (as opposed to an impostor), as well as ensuring that the contents of communications between the user and site cannot be read or forged by any third party.
In today's modern world there are no guarantees against being hacked but we should all use whatever methods we can to help ensure our website is secure and wherever possible keep user communications, identity and web browsing private.
Providing you use our hosting services and we manage your site, all the websites we create use HTTPS protocols at no extra cost.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
RapidWebSites websites are search engine friendly and use modern design and coding which helps make your site load fast and easier to use.
We use proprietary coding to alert Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines that your site is live. This will assist your customers to find your website.
Can you really have my website ready in 48 hours?
Yes, for the Starter Website Package we can get your site ready within 48 hours.
You will need to provide us with a complete brief of what you require with all your text plus your images in a suitable format and quality to use on your website.
If you already have a domain name or web hosting, then we will require the user names and passwords.
Can you help get me a domain name and email hosting?
Yes, at RapidWebSites we have access to very affordable domain name and web site hosting services as well as email hosting services too.
What platform do you build your websites on?
At RapidWebSites we use two excellent modern proprietary applications, Rapidweaver and Squarespace. Both offer modern coding with excellent design opportunities.
Can you help me write content for my website?
Yes. RapidWebSites can assist with copy writing and editing should you require it.
Can you help me source photos for my website?
Yes. RapidWebSites can help you source suitable photos from a number of great photo, image and video stock sites.
How does the payment process work?
Your project starts with a 25% deposit. We will provide design revisions and after you are happy with the design a further 50% is requested. Once we have completed the final design and your website is ready the balance is required prior to launch.
Can you help me update my existing website that someone else built?
RapidWebSites can certainly help rebuild and modernise your site but any previous coding or taking over someone else’s coding may not possible.
We can only support websites that we have built. We have this policy so that we can stand 100% behind everything we craft.
How much does it cost?
Prices will vary depending upon your individual requirements. How many pages are needed, do you require an e-commence or an online booking system? And many other variables.
There are some costs that apply to all websites. You will need a domain name, these are charged per annum and range from $15 - $30 AUD You will also need to have your website hosted by a server, this is also a yearly cost and start from around $120 AUD